Sometimes the oldies are the best recipes going. I remember eating chocolate tiffin for the first time when I was in my teens (I know I know, I was late to the game!). I remember wondering how such a simple selection of basic ingredients come together to make something so wonderful. And, as a bonus, it can be so versatile too!
The beauty of these is that you can adapt them to your tastes. Not to mention make them according to what you have in your cupboards. Just change up the biscuits, the dried fruit, your syrup or even your chocolate. My recipe is based on the original chocolate tiffin, but you could use any number of variants! Snickerdoodles (if they last long enough!), ginger biscuits or even chocolate chip biscuits make great swaps for the biscuit base. In other words, any biscuits you have lying around begging to be eaten are perfect used in here! 😉
And, as I have said previously, anything topped with chocolate is a winner in my books! 🙂
The other element about these is just how fun they are to make! (Or a stress buster, if you’re feeling the need!) You can break up biscuits in a very calm and dignified way, of course. But where’s the fun in that?! Put your biscuits in a Ziploc bag, then get your rolling pin ready, and get bashing!!
I have made this with my children from when they were young enough to join me in the kitchen. We’ve had lots of fun making these, including bashing biscuits, melting the butter mixture and of course the chocolate.
And you want an extra little tip to make it easier for little hands? Use a much larger bowl than you think for combining the butter mixture and biscuits together!
So simple, classic childhood makes, nostalgia at it’s best. And delicious too! It doesn’t get much better 🙂
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